Srinagar, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Srinagar, India? If you're planning to go to Srinagar, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Srinagar, India

Based on the climate and weather in Srinagar, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Srinagar, India by month

January

January in Srinagar can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat

February

February in Srinagar can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket

March

March in Srinagar is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Socks

April

April here is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

May

If you vacation in Srinagar during May, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

June

If you go to Srinagar in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

July

If you vacation in Srinagar during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

August

August in Srinagar is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

September in Srinagar is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

October in Srinagar is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

November

November in Srinagar is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks

December

If you go to Srinagar in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Srinagar, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Srinagar, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Srinagar
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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